Forum For Equality Louisiana
Forum for Equality is Louisiana’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve our goals is through community organization, education, and constructive participation in the political process. Since 1989, Forum has been active in Louisiana by helping to pass civil rights advancement for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
What do we do?
We advocate for policy change at the local, state and federal levels
We organize grassroots equality advocates to engage in the political process
We educate the public about the experiences, values and needs of the LGBT community
Advocating for change across Louisiana, such as working with our partners on Be Fair Shreveport to extend employment, housing and accommodations protections for the LGBT community and working with the NOPD to implement their first ever LGBT policy.
Protecting city employees from discrimination in Baton Rouge, Monroe, Lafayette, Bossier City and Shreveport
Defeating anti-LGBT legislation that would harm and restrict our rights and freedoms
Engaging legislators, organizations, communities and allies across the state to ensure expanded rights for the LGBT community
Educating communities on hate crimes, economic impact of discrimination, faith & equality through media, town halls, seminars and public forums
Creating coalitions, Forum for Equality was a leading partner in the Safe School coalition “Stop Bullying Louisiana” in partnership with disability, education, social justice and progressive organizations.